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About ALCAT Testing

The ALCAT Test is NOT an “allergy” or IgE test. Nor is it an IgG food sensitivity test.
Available for over 25 years, The ALCAT Test is a laboratory method for identification of non-IgE mediated reactions to foods, chemicals, and other categories of substances. The test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and other substances. These potential triggers of inflammation have been linked to chronic health problems like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity/ADD, asthma and even obesity. The ALCAT Test is available in the United States as well as the U.K., Italy, Denmark, Jordan,Thailand, Hong Kong, Spain, Mexico, Greece, Germany, Australia, Malaysia and South America including Chile, Colombia and Argentina. Please see our Worldwide Distributors Page for more details regarding testing outside of the U.S and Canada.

Recently, Dr. Robert Sheeler, former professor at the Mayo Medical School, wrote an open letter to the healthcare industry about the Alcat Test. Read the letter (pdf). 

If you have your blood drawn in our Morton Grove clinic, there is no draw fee. If you order online, you will be sent a KITand will need to have your blood drawn locally. We can help you find a phlebotomist. Draw fees vary, but can be between $25 and $50.

How to choose the right ALCAT test

  • The 200 food panel or the 150 food panel would be the minimum test for patients who eat organic. This selection provides patients who eat organically more options on a 4 day rotation diet. It may benefit the patient to add the functional foods/medicinal herbs panel if using supplements and herb formulas.

  • The Comprehensive Wellness 2, (200 foods with food additives/colorings), would be the option for patients who do not avoid food additives and colorings. These chemicals are in most prepared foods on grocery store shelves and should be considered for testing.

  • The 100 foods and 50 food panels are recommended for children. The 50 food panel for children 3 years old and younger.

  • The Comprehensive Wellness 1, (200 foods, additives/colorings, chemicals and molds) or the Comprehensive Wellness 3, (150 foods, additives/colorings, chemicals and molds) is recommended for patients with chronic inflammation – Example: skin or respiratory conditions.

  • The Herbal Wellness 1, (200 foods, 50 functional/medicinal herbs with additives/colorings) or the Herbal Wellness 3, (150 foods, 50 functional foods/medicinal herbs, with additives/colorings), is a good panel selection for patients who take supplements or are considering supplements as part of their daily regimen.

  • The Platinum Comprehensive panel test is inclusive of ALCAT panels including antibiotic/anti inflammatory agents that would present the healthcare provider and their patient with the most comprehensive information.

Selecting a 50 or 100 food panel for an adult is not recommended. These limited panels will not provide an adult patient with sufficient food selections to implement a 4 day rotation diet.

Download the Medical Symptom Questionnaire here.

Contact us for pricing for panels not listed.

Following is a list of some of Alcat’s most popular tests. Feel free to choose one of them, or select one from the  Alcat web site and contact us for pricing.

No doctor’s order is necessary.

Some tests can only be ordered from us in IL, IN, or MI.